rest etymology

Middle English word rest comes from Latin sto, Proto-Indo-European *res-, Latin re-, and later Proto-Germanic *rastō (Rest.)

Detailed word origin of rest

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sto Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) I [currently] am (feel). (Medieval Latin) I am [located at]. I stand. I stay, remain.
*res- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) rest, roo, to shout, speak
re- Latin (lat) Again; prefix added to various words to indicate an action being done again, or like the other usages indicated above under English.. Back, backwards.
*ras- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
restare Latin (lat)
*rastō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Rest.
rester Old French (fro) To remain, be left over. To rest. To stay.
rest Old English (ang) Rest. Resting place; bed.
reste Old French (fro)
reste Middle English (enm) Rest.

Words with the same origin as rest

Descendants of sto
constant cost costen coust destaunce distance distaunce estaat establissen estacioun instant reste restyffe stage status
Descendants of *res-
barn bern earn ern erne ran ransaken rearde reorde rerd restelees resten restles ronsaken rorde ærn
Descendants of re-
rabeten re- redimer redolent regraten regreten regretten rejecten remedie remembren remewen repairen repellen replien resolven respiracioun respounse retencioun retornen retracten returnen reveue revolven reward reyne